Welcome to the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Graduate students can enroll in both MSc and PhD programs and study with faculty in Biology and those affiliated with other Faculty of Science units at Memorial University. Our department offers several undergraduate programs including an Honours program and field courses.
Biology students can prepare for an exciting opportunity in the coming year— MUN will be commencing a brand new Biology Co-op program.
The program will incorporate three full-time work terms of four months each into a student’s degree. Each of the three placements will be a paid position in a field related to the student’s area of study.
“The placement options are limitless,” said Yolanda Wiersma, biology professor and one of the coordinators of the program. Wiersma gave several examples of co-op opportunities, including genetic counseling, veterinary work, or a position with the Provincial Wildlife Department.
Researchers at Memorial and Montreal Botanical Garden are working with Inuit Elders from communities in Northern Labrador to develop a small-scale business enterprise based on a plant that grows in northern coastal regions of the world.
M.Sc. Biology candidate, Victoria Howse was honoured as the 2013-2014 recipient of the Dr. Jon Lien Memorial Scholarship during a presentation with the family of Dr. Jon Lien and Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine Institute).